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There are 9 ways to get from Cologne to Sweden by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly Cologne Bonn to Copenhagen  •  4h 18m

  1. Fly from Cologne Bonn (CGN) to Copenhagen (CPH) CGN - CPH

$48 - $202

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Train to Dusseldorf, fly to Copenhagen  •  4h 38m

  1. Take the train from Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 to Düsseldorf Hbf
  2. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Copenhagen (CPH) DUS - CPH

$64 - $234

Fly Dusseldorf to Gothenburg  •  5h 23m

  1. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Gothenburg (GOT) DUS - GOT

$79 - $229

Train to Frankfurt, fly to Copenhagen  •  4h 56m

  1. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
  2. Fly from Frankfurt (FRA) to Copenhagen (CPH) FRA - CPH

$111 - $319

Train to Dusseldorf, fly to Stockholm, train  •  5h 35m

  1. Take the train from Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 to Düsseldorf Hbf
  2. Fly from Dusseldorf (DUS) to Stockholm (ARN) DUS - ARN
  3. Take the train from Stockholm City station to Sollentuna station

$94 - $209

Train  •  16h 1m

  1. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Hamburg Hbf Ic / ...
  2. Take the train from Hamburg Hbf to København H Ec
  3. Take the train from København H to Malmö Centralstation 029
  4. Take the train from Malmö Centralstation to Stockholm Centralstation

$179 - $340

Train, bus  •  24h

  1. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Dortmund Hbf Ice / ...
  2. Take the bus from Dortmund to Stockholm, Stockholm Cityterminalen 073

$105 - $172

Train, drive  •  15h 19m

  1. Take the train from Köln Hbf to Hamburg Hbf Ic / ...
  2. Drive from Hamburg Hbf to Stockholm

$241 - $359

Drive  •  14h 49m

  1. Drive from Cologne to Stockholm 954.3 miles

$210 - $320

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The cheapest way to get from Cologne to Sweden is to fly which costs 40€ - 180€ and takes 4h 18m.

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The quickest way to get from Cologne to Sweden is to fly which costs 40€ - 180€ and takes 4h 18m.

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No, there is no direct train from Cologne to Sweden station. However, there are services departing from Köln Hbf and arriving at Stockholm Centralstation via Hamburg Hbf, København H and Malmö Centralstation. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 16h 1m.

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The distance between Cologne and Sweden is 1082 km. The road distance is 1526.9 km.

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The best way to get from Cologne to Sweden without a car is to train which takes 16h 1m and costs 150€ - 300€.

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It takes approximately 4h 18m to get from Cologne to Sweden, including transfers.

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Cologne to Sweden train services, operated by Deutsche Bahn, depart from Köln Hbf station.

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The best way to get from Cologne to Sweden is to fly which takes 4h 18m and costs 40€ - 180€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 150€ - 300€ and takes 16h 1m.

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The quickest flight from Cologne Bonn Airport to Copenhagen Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 30m.

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Cologne to Sweden train services, operated by Swedish Railways (SJ), arrive at Stockholm Centralstation.

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Map of how to get from Cologne to Sweden.
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  • Distance: 676.3 miles
  • Duration: 4h 18m

What companies run services between Cologne, Germany and Sweden?

Ryanair, easyJet and two other airlines fly from Cologne to Malmö twice daily. Alternatively, you can take a train from Cologne to Stockholm via Hamburg Hbf, København H, and Malmö Centralstation in around 16h 1m.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Copenhagen via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $460
Flights from Dusseldorf to Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$45 - $220
Flights from Dusseldorf to Copenhagen via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
3h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Dusseldorf to Gothenburg
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $450
Flights from Dusseldorf to Gothenburg via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $650
Flights from Dusseldorf to Gothenburg via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $650
Flights from Frankfurt to Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Frankfurt to Copenhagen via Munich
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Dusseldorf to Stockholm via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Dusseldorf to Stockholm via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Scandinavian Airlines
Website
flysas.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $400
Flights from Dusseldorf to Gothenburg via Stockholm
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$75 - $330
Flights from Frankfurt to Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Dusseldorf to Stockholm
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $310
Flights from Dusseldorf to Stockholm via Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
4h 17m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$55 - $310
Eurowings
Website
eurowings.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $220
Flights from Dusseldorf to Gothenburg
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $450
Flights from Dusseldorf to Stockholm
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $310
Flights from Dusseldorf to Stockholm via Hamburg
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$45 - $310
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Gothenburg via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Dusseldorf to Stockholm via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
4h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $470
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Copenhagen via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$65 - $300
Flights from Dusseldorf to Gothenburg via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$55 - $280
Flights from Frankfurt to Copenhagen via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$45 - $220
Finnair
Website
finnair.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Gothenburg via Helsinki
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $460
Flights from Dusseldorf to Stockholm via Helsinki
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $490
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Cologne Bonn to Copenhagen
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$28 - $210
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Dusseldorf to Gothenburg via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $900
Train operators
Deutsche Bahn

Deutsche Bahn is the German railway company, and the largest railway operator and infrastructure owner in Europe. Based in Berlin, Deutsche Bahn was founded in 1994, and offers many different types of rail transportation including ICE or Intercity-Express for high-speed services between major cities and regions, IC (InterCity) for long-distance trains, RE (Regional Express) trains that connect regions and cities, and the S-Bahn rapid transit service. There are two main tickets on offer: the Flexpreis that has full flexibility, and the Sparpreis which is the cheaper, advanced fare.

Contact Details
Phone
+49 0180 6 99 66 33
Website
bahn.com
Train from Köln Messe/Deutz Gl.11-12 to Düsseldorf Hbf
Ave. Duration
19m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $23
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Fernbf
Ave. Duration
54m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Hamburg Hbf
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$90 - $130
Website
bahn.de
Train from Hamburg Hbf to København H
Ave. Duration
4h 59m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln Hbf to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
bahn.de
Öresundståg
Phone
0771-77 77 11
Email
bokningssupporten@oresundstag.se
Website
oresundstag.se
Train from København H to Malmö Centralstation
Ave. Duration
39m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
oresundstag.se
Danish Railways (DSB)
Phone
70 13 14 15
Website
dsb.dk
Train from København H to Malmö C
Ave. Duration
39m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $13
Website
dsb.dk
Swedish Railways (SJ)
Phone
+46 77 175 75 75
Email
kundservice@sj.se
Website
sj.se
Train from København H to Malmö Centralstation
Ave. Duration
36m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $16
Website
www.sj.se
2nd Class Non-Rebookable
$8 - $12
1st Class Non-Rebookable
$11 - $16
2nd Class Refundable
$11 - $16
1st Class Refundable
$14 - $20
Train from Malmö Centralstation to Stockholm Centralstation
Ave. Duration
4h 26m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $120
Website
www.sj.se
2nd Class Non-Rebookable
$50 - $75
1st Class Non-Rebookable
$85 - $120
2nd Class Refundable
$85 - $120
1st Class Refundable
$120 - $170
Snälltåget
Phone
+46 771-26 00 00
Email
snalltaget@snalltaget.se
Website
snalltaget.se
Train from Malmö Centralstation to Stockholm Centralstation
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Schedules at
Snälltåget
Bahn DE
Website
bahn.de
Train from Köln, Dom / Hbf to Dortmund Hbf
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $35
Schedules at
bahn.de
Bus operators
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Dortmund to Stockholm, Stockholm Cityterminalen
Ave. Duration
21h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$75 - $130
Website
flixbus.co.uk

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Yes, the driving distance between Cologne to Sweden is 1527 km. It takes approximately 14h 49m to drive from Cologne to Sweden.

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Ryanair, Lufthansa, Scandinavian Airlines and easyJet offer flights from Cologne Bonn Airport to Copenhagen Airport.

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There are 16+ hotels available in Sweden. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Cologne to Cologne Bonn Airport is to train which takes 11m and costs 13€ - 16€.

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